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I am obsessed with Norwex Wrinkle Release.

wrinkle-release_NorwexPINIMAGEI am also not really that into a lot of non-essential domestic responsibilities.

How did I do life before this product? I was wrinkly a lot. So were the people I loved most.

Why does this product rock?

Because we don’t use the normal, scary, not safe ingredients that some other companies use.

Because a little goes a long way.

Because you are too pretty/smart/fun to iron. Enough of that!



Norwex sells a biodegradable cutting board made out of rice husks (mind-blown) and Aldi sells organic goji berries, and in the Autumn I finally stop being so haphazard with what I feel myself and my family. I love this time of year and how it’s just easier to fall back into nourishing ways. Fall food is the best.Norwex_Cutting_BoardPINIMAGEWhy is granola so dang expensive at the store? It’s so easy to make, and my 12 year old can easily take this on as a weekly chore. My kids love to customize with their own favorite add-ins. For years I have used this one as my go-to recipe, but later this week I will be joining several women from America and Canada for a 10 day real food, clean eating support group. We work hard to cut out all sugar, so this week I am modifying my recipe a little.


If you’d like to join me in that group, click over here. (I’m a 2 time Alumni and LOVE this focus on good, healing, immunity building foods!)


Granola Take 2

4 cups of oats ( I like old-fashioned better than quick. Gluten free if you need to do that.)

1 1/2 Cups of sliced raw almonds. (Sometimes I do 1 cup almonds and 1/2 cups pecans)

3 Tb ground flax seed

1/2 tsp. salt

1 Tb Cinnamon

1/4 Cup Honey

1/4 Cup Coconut Oil

1 tsp. Vanilla

1 1/2 cup of dried goji berries,dried cranberries or raisins.  These are my favorite brand because they are sweetened with organic apple juice.


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, mix the oats, nuts, flax, salt and cinnamon. Mix, and then lay out the mixture on a 15 x10 inch baking pan. I LOVE my Pampered Chef Bar Stone for this. Toast in the oven for 10 minutes, stirring frequently.

Remove from oven and set aside.

In a saucepan, heat the coconut oil and the honey. Whisk in the vanilla. Stir the liquid mixture over the oats and finish mixing by hand.  Turn the heat on the over to 300 and put the granola back in the oven for 15-20 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes to prevent burning.

Transfer pan to a rack to cool completely. Stir in your dried fruit. Seal in an airtight container and see if you can make it last a week while it’s fresh, good luck, that NEVER happens at our house!

Optional…. sometimes the last 7-8 minutes of baking I sprinkle on unsweetened  coconut flakes. Yum.








  • Adele - Hi Amanda, thus is very similar to the recipe I use, only no fruit. We usually opt for organic Strawberry jam with yougurt, but the fruit would nice for a dry snacking option. Question, where do you purchase the cranberries, I love them in my salads, also the flax seed? Happy cooking, AdeleReplyCancel

    • admin - HI Adele! I get that brand at my Woodmans near me. I do not know if you have that store by you but I would assume Whole Foods would have a kind not over sugared as well. The ground flaxseed you can get at Costco or almost any grocery store with a good healthy food aisle!ReplyCancel

Earlier this week I ran some reports and discovered that my Norwex sales team is made up up of over 5000 individuals from all over the USA and Canada. I never saw that coming five years ago. Ever. Never-ever. So later, after I got home from the grocery store, I was compelled to share a story with my team. This is what I shared with them, and they responded in the most beautiful way. They shared their own stories of how their lives have changed, simple ways, profound ways, funny and heartbreaking ways. I wish I could read them all to you. Along with not seeing the ginormous team that would one day make up such a big part of my life, I never guessed that a free stater kit and enthusiasm would lead so many women to so much happiness and personal growth.

Here was my memory of my life, pre-Norwex….


Five years ago I would leave my kids at home with my husband and go grocery shopping in the evening, alone. I would pick out the foods I really wanted to buy for my family. I was just learning about organic food and wanted to try to eat better. After combing the aisles, I would then go around a second time and put back about 1/3 of the food I picked out….because we couldn’t afford it.

I said yes to Norwex to make the car payment, ultimately so I could spend more money on food.

Now I grocery shop and still choke a little at the prices of healthy options, but I can afford it, so I buy it, and I no longer put anything back on the shelf. (Well, maybe the ice cream, SOMETIMES I say no to the ice cream.)

Becoming a direct sales professional has been the hardest and most rewarding thing I have done after mothering. I think it’s fair and even responsible to be willing to communicate that to some degree to our customers. Letting your guard down can feel so awkward and uncomfortable, but what everyone really wants is to make a real connection with someone who cares. We can do that and still be incredible sales people. Want to learn more? I discussed this in more detail with my team this week:


Treats, treats and more treats!

Host a Norwex home party(my favorite!) catalog party, or Facebook Party in October and watch your shopping spree climb even HIGHER. The majority of my Norwex hostesses partner with me to close their party at over 800 dollars in sales. Do that this month and I’ll have $120 in Norwex spending money for you. This bump in spree money is JUST for October hostesses, so book now and hold you party and maximize your freebies. You deserve it and your home will be healthier, cleaner, and happier!